Serpentine Sackler Gallery Analysis

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Zaha Hadid, September 26, 2013. The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is a structure that was also designed by Zaha Hadid. Part of the building used to be a gunpowder shop during the 1800’s, until Zaha Hadid restored it and added extensions to the building. The building is located in London, United Kingdom and its used to exhibit many artworks and artifacts. The building has an area of over 1,500 m2, with the whole site being 3,400 m2. During the Process of creating this work, Zaha Hadid wanted to complement the ideas of both modernism and postmodernism into her designs. She dedicates the left side of the gallery to her modernist style of architecture, and the right portion of the galley to…show more content…
The building has columns near the entrance of the Gallery which was a common style of architecture during the neoclassical time period and today. The building contains many different elements that are used in art such as lines and shapes. On the original building the architect decided to use many straight lines which were used to create different shapes. Some of the shapes that are present on the work are triangles, squares, and rectangles. The structure of the building, the doors and the windows are all rectangles. Above the columns, near the entrance of the building, the architect used many horizontal lines to create an entablature that supports the structure of the building and the columns. On top of the entablature there are triangular pediments which are primarily used for…show more content…
He earned his Bachelor's in Engineering degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Master's degree in Harvard University. After starting his own architectural firm in 1955 he designed and constructed structures such as the glass pyramid at the Louvre which is located in Paris, France, and the Kennedy Library, which is located in Boston Massachusetts. He was later awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize for his contributions to this field. The Louvre pyramid is located in Paris France. It was built in 1989 after the French government wanted build an extension to the museum in order to incorporate modernistic buildings with postmodernists buildings. The Pyramid has a height of about 21.6 meters (71ft) and at its base measures just over 34 meters (112ft). The pyramid is bordered by three other smaller pyramids and it also has reflective pools, and fountains surrounding it. The 675 diamond-shaped glass and the 118 triangular panels were specifically fabricated to make them completely clear. It also has 128 steel girders and 16 steel cables that hold the panes

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